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Man convicted of murder in shooting stemming from barbecue fight

A man accused of a fatal shooting following a fight at a barbecue has been convicted of first-degree murder.

A Sacramento County jury on Tuesday found Ismael Cassiano, 20, guilty in the death of Antoine Davis and also found that he personally used a firearm in committing the crime, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Cassiano was living at Davis’ home, and on June 9, 2015, Cassiano got into an argument with a woman during a barbecue. Davis intervened, got into a fight with Cassiano and told him to leave the house, the news release said.

Cassiano returned to the house later that night. He confronted Davis and asked Davis to apologize for the injuries Cassiano suffered during the fight. When Davis refused to apologize, Cassiano, shot Davis once in the chest, killing him, according to the news release.

Cassiano is to be sentenced July 21 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Emily Vasquez.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy